Children in Need 2016: The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge passes near Chrishall and Elmdon

BBC Children in Need:
Presenter Matt Baker riding in the rickshaw challenge with17-year-old Olivia

BBC Children in Need: Presenter Matt Baker riding in the rickshaw challenge with17-year-old Olivia from Edinburgh who is profoundly deaf. The route passed through Essex, near Elmdon, during the final stage en route to the finish in London. Pic: Celia Bartlett - Credit: Celia Bartlett

BBC presenter Matt Baker cycled through Essex this morning (Friday, November 18) as part of the One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge, which arrives in London tonight, raising money for Children in Need.

The BBC's One Show Ricksaw Challenge passed near Elmdon. Pic: Celia Bartlett

The BBC's One Show Ricksaw Challenge passed near Elmdon. Pic: Celia Bartlett - Credit: Celia Bartlett

The challenge began in the Scottish market town of Jedburgh last Friday (November 11) and six young riders, who have all been supported by BBC Children in Need projects, are hoping to achieve the 470-mile journey by this evening.

Day seven of the journey began today in Duxford and travelled near Chrishall and Elmdon en route to the BBC Television Studios in central London.

The team has so far raised nearly £1.5million for Children in Need and, as well as the money, the riders hope to raise awareness of how donations can make a difference to young people’s lives.

To support the challenge, you can donate either £5 or £10 by text. To donate £5 text TEAM to 70405 or to donate £10 text TEAM to 70410.


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Texts will cost your donation plus your standard network message charge, and all of your donation will go to BBC Children in Need.

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